Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, March 29, 2016

US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a press conference following the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting in Washington, on March 16, 2016.
US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a press conference following the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting in Washington, on March 16, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, March 29, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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US Federal Reserve Chair to speak on interest rates

Investors will be watching US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech for hints on whether interest rates will go up.

Her speech at an event hosted by the Economic Club of New York comes ahead of next month’s FOMC gathering.

In the run-up to that meeting, Ms Yellen has stressed that every session is a “live possibility” to raise rates, while other Fed officials also talked up the possibility of higher borrowing costs.

Abe to announce new spending measures


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to announce a new set of spending measures to boost the country's economy. PHOTO: REUTERS

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce a package of new spending measures to boost the economy, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

He will probably give details of the measures at a press conference the same day that Japan’s 96.7 trillion yen (S$1.2 trillion) Budget for fiscal 2016 is expected to become law, the newspaper reported.

Official opening of new dialysis centre in Jurong West


Renal failure patients at the Thong Teck Sian Tong Lian Sin Sia National Kidney Foundation dialysis centre in Woodlands. PHOTO: ST FILE

The National Kidney Foundation's (NKF) newest dialysis centre in Jurong West will be officially opened.

The centre has already started offering nocturnal dialysis. The centre says that patients who require longer dialysis will benefit from this additional shift.

With its 18 dialysis stations, the centre will be able to treat up to 164 needy patients at any one time.